Living with Drugs

Living with Drugs

1st Edition - November 13, 2020

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  • Authors: Alessandro Stella, Anne Coppel
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781785483172
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128229859

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Living with Drugs explores topics surrounding their control, use and risk of misuse. The conclusions in this book are drawn from the seminar held at the EHESS in Paris during the years 2015-2017. It involved anthropologists, sociologists, historians, philosophers, economists, lawyers, doctors, psychiatrists, health center workers, community activists, users and former drug users. The seminar, like the resulting book, is based on a transversal approach to disciplines, space and time, and a confluence of academic, practical and experiential knowledge.

Key Features

  • Details the progress of French research and public debates on French and international drug policy
  • Includes the input of human and social sciences and the expertise of health professionals and activists


Researchers and students in human and social sciences; researchers, practitioners and activists in the field of drugs; political and administrative decision-makers and activists on drug policy, legalization of cannabis, HIV, Human Rights, self-help organization prevention. The broad public directly or indirectly concerned by the drug issue

Table of Contents

  • 1. Usual and modern uses of drugs
    2. The war on drugs: a humanitarian plague
    3. Drugs and morality
    4. Live and work with drugs

Product details

  • No. of pages: 350
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © ISTE Press - Elsevier 2020
  • Published: November 13, 2020
  • Imprint: ISTE Press - Elsevier
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9781785483172
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128229859

About the Authors

Alessandro Stella

Alessandro Stella is Research Director at CNRS and Professor at EHESS, France. Having studied workers’ revolts, slavery and interbreeding, gender relations and sexuality, in recent years he has devoted himself to research in the field of drugs.

Affiliations and Expertise

Research Director, CNRS, EHESS, Paris, France

Anne Coppel

Anne Coppel is an activist in drug law reform and human rights. Now retired, she was formerly President of the Association Francaise de Reduction des Risques (AFR), and a public health sociologist with a focus on drug policy, HIV/AIDS and sex workers.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired Researcher

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